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Hale Lana by Olson Kundig

Hale Lana by Olson Kundig

This 17,211 SF family retreat on Hawaii’s Big Island takes the form of several canopy-like pavilions linked by elevated wooden lanais and a series of gardens. Hale Lana, which translates to “floating home,” appears to hover over the site’s lava fields and dense gardens. The ultimate design goal was to balance transparency and enclosure to create a home that would function for the couple, their extended family, and for large gatherings, all while maximizing connection to the Hawaiian climate and landscape.

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